In my other life, as a suburban dance mom and worker bee for Dance Teacher, I often encounter the nastiest of the nasties–Psycho Dance Moms. To my understanding, Pyscho Dance Moms are like Psycho Soccer Moms, and Psycho Baseball Dads, etc., etc.
I just happen to encounter them in the dance world.
Tonight was the dress rehearsal for our Night to Remember, and I’m telling you what, I encountered a DOOZY of a Psycho. It’s taken me FOUR Frodkas (Fresca+Vodka) just to be able to say my name again. Only now I’m pronouncing it Natatalieeeee.
It seems like the pyscho-est Psycho Dance Moms are those with spectacularly untalented daughters. Not that Dancing Daughter is Ginger Rogers, but she does not have to dance with a paper bag over her head to save embarrassment to the family. In fact, this Psycho Mom’s daughter is in the Paper-Bag-Over-Head class, although we aren’t listing them that way on the roster.
PM was having a melt-down, finger-in-face rant at one of the young teachers, when I stepped in to intervene. “And WHO are you? WHO ARE YOU?” she screamed at me. She was pretty bent because the teacher of the class did not hand out the notes about the review practice. But of course they were not blaming the TEACHER (who was recently let go for just this sort of thing). No, they were blaming the owner of the studio. “You do NOT want to make me explode,” pyscho screamed at me after I told her to calm down.
“What, it gets WORSE than this?” was my reply. She didn’t much like that.
When she FINALLY calmed down, I explained to her the many ways she could get needed information, such as our TEAM WEB SITE, or email notifications, etc., but she said that after the review SHE WAS DONE.
“I think that would probably be BEST,” was my reply.
I took her money for the review, and then she started up AGAIN when Dance Teacher came in.
Weird thing was, I never really figured out what she wanted, because she GOT an apology. That wasn’t enough. She just kept going.
The ONLY thing that would have made her happy was to be able to scream and yell and be allowed to do it for as long as she desired.
No wonder I am writing an entire series about these psychos…..